A portable power plant has been developed that can charge your cell phone using water whenever access to an electric grid is not possible.
Swedish innovation company myFC has created a fuel-cell charger and battery that is portable, lightweight and acts as a mini power plant. It is ideal for use in emergencies or when an instant source of energy is needed.
To use it, just add any available water.
To charge your phone, users simply pour water into the tray, place a PowerPukk cartridge in the tray, cover the system, then connect a phone with a USB cable.
Mineral water, salt water, or dirty water from streams/puddles (so long as it contains no sediments) are all fine to power up the device.
The PowerTrekk, made by clean-tech company myFC, generates power by mixing sodium silicide with the water, to produce hydrogen gas that powers the fuel cell.
The non-toxic powder releases only water vapor and hydrogen when reacting with water.
It can fuel enough cells to provide the same amount of power as four AA batteries – which works out as approximately 10 hours of phone battery life.
PowerPukk cartridges are also non-corrosive and leak-proof.
Users can buy replacements of the cartridges to reuse.
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